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Thousands Gathered at Lafayette Cajundome for "Rally for Economic Survival".

Thousands of people were inside Lafayette's Cajundome for today's "Rally for Economic Survival." People are gathering - hoping to encourage federal officials to life the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

New hotel breaks ground

Ground has been broken for a new hotel in Lafayette. Springhill Suites by Marriot in River Ranch will feature over 103 suites. The Suites will be just west of Camellia Boulevard on Settler's Trace.

Four people allegedly fake crash

State police arrested four people in Evangeline Parish. One woman and three men are accused of staging a car crash. Troopers say they then filed accident claims and are now charged with insurance fraud.

Alleged security officer killers begin trial tomorrow

Opening arguments begin Wednesday for an Angola inmate for allegedly killing a security officer. Jeffrey Clark is the first of five inmates to face trial for the beating death of Captain David Knapps.

Gator season spilling away

Fisherman and shrimpers are not the only folks in Louisiana hurting from the spill. Alligator farmers are also fearing the worst as oil continues to creep further inland.

Lafayette woman dies after falling from roller coaster

A Lafayette woman died after falling from a roller coaster in Baton Rouge Sunday. Police say 21-year-old Lindsay Zeno fell 30 feet from the X-treme roller coaster while it was running.

Kevin Davis announces his bid for lieutenant governor

The political season for the lieutenant governor is underway. Current Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle says he's keeping his promise to Governor Jindal and not running for governor.

Chemicals threaten health of coast residents

The health of people living along the coast may be at risk. EPA tests in Venice and Grand Isle, Louisiana have detected chemicals that could pose moderate health risks to vulnerable people.

Acadiana Idol kicks off this weekend

The FOX American Idol has concluded for the season and now it's time for the FOX Acadiana Idol.

Former school counselors hearing begins as scheduled

The hearing for 39-year-old Allison Hargrave is underway. Hargrave is a former school counselor accused of using the internet to force a 14-year-old girl to have sex with her.